Hello there! Happy Tuesday!
I'm sharing it in the form of cardmaking. I'm sharing specifically in the area of making quick multiples.
When I decide I'd like to make multiple cards, I go into it with great gusto knowing full well I am inapable of creating the same card more than once. I settle for he satisfaction of making more than one extremely similar card.
I have a formula. I stick to a color scheme that depends on the number of cards I'm creating. In this case, I made a set of three cards. Naturally, I used three colors. I also used the same broad sentiment, "hello". I promise that you too can make a set of three cards, with super detail and speed if you stick to this.
Start by selecting three colors you'd like to work with, pick a line that compliments these colors and do a little prep work before you begin assembly. I crated the cardstock base for the cards, cut out one of the layers of the card (the 3X4 Punch) and the sentiments. I then matched up the colors with one of the contrasting cardstock bases.
I started out with the Aqua/Gray base. Set the 3X4 card (again, using the 3X4 Punch or creating your own with a paper trimmer and a corner punch) aside. Cut roughly 4X5 piece of patterned paper and distress the edges if desired. (Distressing edges can be done with scraping along the edges of the paper.) Tear the bottom of the paper and then adhere it to the card front.
Select another complimentary patterned paper and cut out a 4X4 square. Round two corners and distress edges. Adhere to the card front slightly askew as shown in the picture. You will then place the 3X4 punch on top of that.
Leave a bit of the bottom of the 3X4 unglued, you will need this to tie twine around the bottom of the 3X4.
You're now going to add a strip of patterned paper just above the twine. It should measure 1 inch high and run the width of the card. Add a staple to the right hand side. Pssst! The Teresa Collins Stapler works really good for this!
You're now going to balance the top. I used a few tags for this first card. I cut the tags out, layered them slightly askew. I then added a brad to secure them. I ran them through the Xyron 3 inch Stickermaker. Once you've adhered it to the upper right part of the card, loop a small length of twine around the brad. Tie off a knot and then use your Teresa Collins Clear Adhesive to glue the knot down to the front of the card. See photos.
After you've added that detail, you're ready to add the sentiment. In this case, you're using a dark colored hello to make sure it pops! I used a great die from Paper Smooches...the "hellos" are beyond cute and will work perfectly for a multitude of projects.
I added a staple to add a fun, simple embellishment. The last step would be adding a little help to the sentiment. I printed out "SENDING YOU A" (this measured about 1 1/4 inches long by 1/2 wide) and then misted it. While it was drying, I glued on some sequins and gems to the card front. I then added the "SENDING YOU A" right above the hello.
Here's a close up of the sentiment and some details:
For card number two, you can follow the first few steps of card one, your card will look like this, you'll be using a gray cardstock base and a coral 3X4 card. Go ahead and add the 4X5 layer and the 3x4 layer that will shadow the 3X4 card which goes on top. See photo. Tie a piece of twine along the bottom of your 3X4 punch. This will be a slight variation from the first card, but it's ok! ❤
You're going to add your strip just above the twine. The X works really great for this:
Adhere your strip. And a staple.
The next step for card #2? Adding the sentiment. To do this, I added three hearts first. You can use punches or a cutting system if you're lucky enough to have one! I used one heart slightly larger than the other two. I put the larger one in the middle and then the two smaller ones on either side. I then added a "beautiful" diecut. This is where you add the "hello" It will sit on top of the beautiful, not covering up the beautiful, but slightly on top of it. See picture.
I then added sequins, you can never have enough sequins:
Here's a close up of the "hello" ❤
For card number three...you're continuing with the formula. You're using a coral cardstock base and turqouise 3X4 punch.
Add the striped layer, then the polka dots. You'll add the 3X4 card as well. You're going to cut a "strip". Adhere it and add a staple.
Here's the slight variation on card #3, you're going to add a strip of vellum or tracing paper. Staple it onto the front of the card like shown in the picture. You'll tie a length of twine around the bottom of your vellum this time.
You'll then add the sentiment. I chose another die cut type and adhered that to the vellum layer. I then added the "hi, hey, hello" in a two row system. Adding hi and hey next to each other, placing hello below. I added a single sequin to dot the "i" in hi. I then added one more heart slightly askew to the strip. It needed a little something. Add a few gemstones or sequins and you're done!
I know it seems like so much detail, but I promise you, once you get in a groove with your own set of cards, it flow easy and you will create cards in no time! Thank you for sticking with the post and all the pictures!! Thanks for letting me share!! Have a great Tuesday! ❤